Disaster Response Kits handover ceremony
A formal ceremony was organized to handover the disaster response kits to Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on 26th October 2018 at District Coordination Committee building, KMC. This event was a part of Improvement of Community-based Disaster Risk Management and Post-Disaster Psychosocial Care for Socially Vulnerable People in Nepal project under Japan IsraAID Support Program (JISP), supported by Japan government and implemented by TPO Nepal in coordination with Kathmandu metropolitan office and IsraAID.
The event was chaired by Suraj Koirala, Executive Manager of TPO Nepal, chief guest was Hariprabha Khadgi, Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan and special guest was Yadav Prasad Koirala, Executive Officer of Kathmandu Metropolitan. Other guests included Miami Yasuda, Country Director of Japan IsraAID Support Program (JISP), Hari Kumar Shrestha, Chief of Urban Health Division of Kathmandu Metropolitan and Sanjib Pandey, Deputy Country Director of IsraAID. The event was attended by the heads of different departments of KMC, representatives from urban health facilities of Kathmandu and other organizations. 209 disaster response kits were distributed to the health facilities of Kathmandu metropolitan city.
Dr. Kamal Gautam, Deputy Executive Manager of TPO Nepal welcomed the participants of the event by stressing on the importance of risk reduction programs, since Kathmandu district is highly prone to earthquake. Head of Urban Health Division of KMC, Mr. Hari Kumar Shrestha believed that the trainees of this project would prioritize their own safety during rescue works and hoped that the effort would be sustainable. Deputy Mayor of KMC Hariprabha Khadgi also highlighted the importance of disaster response training to locally elected representatives, since they are the first point of contact during disasters. Executive Manager of TPO Nepal Suraj Koirala concluded the event by thanking all the stakeholders involved in the project.